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Local police chiefs contest racial bias report

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Police officials in Addison County said a newly released report alleging the presence of racially biased policing in Vermont provides an inaccurate and unfair portrayal of their respective departments, and is based on traffic-stop data that has been skewed to arrive at a conclusion.

The report, titled “Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont,” was authored by Prof. Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont Economic Department, and Nancy Brooks, a visiting associate professor at Cornell University.

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Middlebury readies plan to upgrade its library: More space and repairs on the docket

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — After three years of public surveys, studies, brainstorming and tours of other facilities, the Ilsley Library Building Committee is closing in on a preferred plan and cost estimate for renovating and expanding Middlebury’s historic public library.

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Kniffin, Brumsted cite advantages for Porter Hospital/UVM affiliation

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont Medical Center CEO Dr. John Brumsted took UVM Health Network’s ongoing courtship of Porter Hospital directly to area residents on Thursday, saying such a marriage would improve services for the Addison County community.

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Local heroes receive citations: Police, citizens lauded for actions

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Two local police officers and three citizens took a much-deserved bow on Monday for heroic actions they took during two recent disasters — one a home fire on Murdock Court, the other a small airplane crash near the Middlebury State Airport. Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley conferred honors on the five individuals at the Middlebury selectboard meeting.

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Career center budget plan reflects spending decrease

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Patricia Hannaford Career Center directors are proposing a 2017-2018 spending plan of $3,482,549 to deliver vocational and technical education to students in 17 Addison County towns.

That is a spending level that essentially preserves existing programs and represents a 1.39-percent decrease in spending compared to this year.

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Burlington-based engineering firm to lead inspection of rail bridges project area

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At a Tuesday meeting, the Middlebury selectboard received an update from community Liaison Jim Gish on plans to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges.

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Dog license fee lowered in Middlebury

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At the urging of Town Clerk Ann Webster, Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday reduced Middlebury’s dog license fees by $5.

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Connor Homes founder seeking to reopen business in new spot

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Connor Homes founder Mike Connor confirmed on Tuesday he is sizing up a new Middlebury location in which to rekindle the business after negotiations to reopen the enterprise at its longtime Route 7 plant failed.

This news is at least a temporary setback for the 63 laid-off employees who helped make Connor Homes’ specialty colonial reproduction “kit” homes.

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Program gives teens a platform to push back against addiction

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Actor Jeremy Holm was driving from a gig in Stowe to his Vergennes home last September when his radio popped with some news he couldn’t ignore.

It was a story about the police chief in East Liverpool, Ohio, who had posted a photo on Facebook depicting two adult heroin addicts passed out in front seats of their vehicle, with their 4-year-old boy asleep in the backseat.

“The chief put that picture up because he needed help,” Holm recalled. “He said, ‘You can’t arrest yourself out of this problem.’”

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Middlebury panel to study local economy: Will propose business growth ideas

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials had planned to ask voters at town meeting in March to help chart the community’s future economic development policy.

But after checking with lawyers and state officials, and discussing the issue amongst themselves on Tuesday, members of the Middlebury selectboard agreed to appoint a committee to recommend a new economic development course for the town come July 1.

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